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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every Christian.
If there are prophets today Dr. Horton is one. His book is not for the faint hearted or the intellectually lazy. He knows Theology and the Bible and clearly shows us how Christain are in danger of loosing the message, because of our false concepts about the truth and our creation of "Christian Gettos". He helps us rediscover the Gospel, how we should view the...
Published on 25 Jun. 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars Horton defines some problems, but gives a bad solution
Horton points out that evangelicalism has bought too much into the presuppositions of American culture to be effective at changing it. Unfortunately, Horton's solution is...ta da...more of the same. Horton believes that Christianity needs reforming by returning to reformation principles in the churches, but does not propose that those principles have any relevance...
Published on 12 Dec. 1998


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2.0 out of 5 stars Horton defines some problems, but gives a bad solution, 12 Dec. 1998
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This review is from: Beyond Culture Wars: Is America a Mission Field or a Battlefield? (Hardcover)
Horton points out that evangelicalism has bought too much into the presuppositions of American culture to be effective at changing it. Unfortunately, Horton's solution is...ta da...more of the same. Horton believes that Christianity needs reforming by returning to reformation principles in the churches, but does not propose that those principles have any relevance for political action. The result is that he has left evangelicals with precious little in terms of explicitly Christian principles for any activities taking place outside of the institutional church. For those activities, he proposes "natural law," a witches' brew supposedly based upon a "universal divine mandate imprinted on humanity's conscience," which, in the absence of specific mandates from the Scriptures, collapses into whatever pragmatic pottage one wishes to glean from one's sinful conscience. Thus, in place of secular power trips by evangelicals, his principles lead to ... more secular power trips. Furthermore, frankly, the book has no index, making finding specific treatments frustrating, and the book's layout is confusing. Other than that, I loved it... If you want a book about "Explicitly Christian Politics," do a search under that title in Amazon.com.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every Christian., 25 Jun. 1998
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This review is from: Beyond Culture Wars: Is America a Mission Field or a Battlefield? (Hardcover)
If there are prophets today Dr. Horton is one. His book is not for the faint hearted or the intellectually lazy. He knows Theology and the Bible and clearly shows us how Christain are in danger of loosing the message, because of our false concepts about the truth and our creation of "Christian Gettos". He helps us rediscover the Gospel, how we should view the world and how to relate the Gospel to it. And in so doing pulls down the walls of hostility so many Christians have with the world. Hopefully ending this "Cultural War" and takes us "Beyond Cultural Wars". The reader will end up better equiped to fulfill the Great Commision. This is a great book that will change us.
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